2012 Embassy News
July 12, 2012
On July 12, U.S. Ambassador Sue K. Brown joined U.K. Ambassador Catherine Knight-Sands and Podgorica Mayor Miomir Mugoša in unveiling a monument dedicated to all aircrew of the allied forces who lost their lives in defense of freedom during the World War II.
Ambassador Brown highlighted in her speech a World War II correspondent Mr. Ralph W. Barnes, the U.S. citizen who died in a plane crash with the Royal Air Force members on November 17, 1940 in Montenegro. Ralph Waldo Barnes is known as the first journalist to be killed in World War II.
Ambassador Brown said:
“I am proud to stand next to Mayor Mugosa and Ambassador Knight-Sands today to dedicate this monument, which is a tribute military personnel everywhere who fight for liberty and the protection of human rights, and to journalists who put themselves in harm’s way in order to cover important stories to inform and engage all in the fight for freedom and democracy.”